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Have a wicked case of what I call Playstation hand, and what you probably call wanker's cramp, so am attempting to mouse with my left hand today. It's curiously frustrating.
And yet I can never 'get' a page-get when I want one :P
Hahahha aww poor Shane :P
I dont understand how people can mouse with their left hands, one of my bosses mouses with his left hand whilst the mouse is on the right.
Witch!!! Burn them!
Yeah, my boss mouses with his left, with the mouse on the left, but configured for the right hand, which he occasionally uses
@cj on the previous page:
We didn't use Teamspeak last night, but we plan on using it next time. There's a Teamspeak server set up to use for TAY, but I'm not sure of the details (I'm sure someone can help me out here and let you know).
But yeah, we plan on using it in the future.
i have them if you want them just chuck as a email rossfear(at)msn(dot)com
It turns out that auction house exploit in Diablo 3 was a hoax. Those wascally kids... *shakes fist*
Kotaku is currently unblocked at work.... NO PRODUCTIVITY FOR ME \o/
IM GOOD HOW ARE YOU?
IM LAYING IN BED DOING NOTHING PRODUCTIVE. OOOOO YEAH
at least I was when I typed something similar to that and Mobile Kotaku went crazy and didn't submit it :(
Yay for freedom to TAY!
Naaaaw and just like that the content filter kicked in again... Mobile TAY for me then
TAY no update.
I be sad.
What up TAY?, I may actually have a day without various bosses circling me like hungry, hungry vultures.
So... how's things?
I have played a few hours of Dragon's Dogma and I am really enjoying it. It's certainly no SKYRIM!, but then what game could possibly compare to SKYRIM! :) but it does have its own quaint little charm.
Like the fact you can climb up a cyclop's back and start wailing on his single eye, while trying to hack of its tusks so you can use them to upgrade equipment.
Plus I picked up Rage from GAME the other day for about $18. Very glad I didn't get it day one, but certainly can't complain for this price.
Also, I finally got to see Avengers! Went to Rouse Hill on the weekend to see it and it was sold out! WTF its been out for weeks yet it was still sold out. Ended up seeing it in Blacktown and the cinems was packed, couldn't believe it,
Awesome movie though so it was totally worth it.
So, when's the next group shenanigans on Xbox Live? I suggest Minecraft, though I am sure most people have that on PC and not Xbox... *sigh* still it is worth a try.
wait Minecraft is on Sexbox as well now? man i've been out of touch for too long.... well i already own it on PC and Android, so maybe i should go 3 for 3 :P
Yes, most definitely, absolutely, yes!
i need to fix up my internetz first though... still having huge issues with it... Trying to convince TPG to let me opt out of my contract because they can't provide the service they promised so we'll see how it goes... i want cable now :P
Ouch, that sucks dude, good luck getting through that minefield.
I also got a whole bunch of stuff from my local GAME
And then i went and got RAGE and Binary Domain in the 2 for $40 thing at JB
Yay for games!!!
I just read a kotaku article about a Digimon game coming out soon (Re;Digitise?). Am I the only on who is looking forward to it? From what I could gather it's similar to the original "Pokemon World" game that was released on the PS1. Plus battling the original series characters with your own Digimon! AWESOME!
Pokemon World, heh
haha, yeah just noticed that. "Digimon World" obviously
ALSO HI GREEN MAN!!!
HI NOB I'M GONNA BUST THROUGH YOUR WALL AND CREEPILY FLOAT AROUND IN YOUR HOUSE, WATCHING YOU
THATS COOL! ARE YOU GOING TO LIGHT SOMEONE ON FIRE TOO?
Similar to the original Digimon World but with modern game mechanics*? I'M IN.
*I find that Digimon World hasn't aged very well. I tried replaying it a while ago and it never went anywhere. :P
Yeah the game hasn't aged all that well has it /o\
It does seem like they are keeping some things close to the original game, for example they have: raising your digimon through all the stages (Baby,intraining,rookie,champion.Ultimate,Mega), your digimon CAN die if you don't take care of it and things like that. Also online battles!
I don't want to go to work. I hate it there. It's stupid, they don't even have any games *sulks*
Convince your boss to get a PS3 for the eh....kids to play while they're waiting.
Making plans for Shameless Gaming Month.
Well, I'm making plans to make plans. That counts.
I remember that from last year. It was a noteworthy endeavour and I'd be happy to participate again this month. I have a huge pile of shame as well, both digital and physical.
Oops, I meant next month.
Here's my shameless gaming pile!
Metroid Prime 3
MGS3 (About half way through)
MGS Peace Walker
Steel Diver (Only played like 3 missions :P)
Not too bad!
Oh dear god, my list is huuuuge.
I'm keen to be involved. Should I set a goal I can meet, or just list everything and see how I go?
I made a list, picked out a handful of games that I wanted to beat and then focused on them. Worked pretty well for me.
I think finishing 5 would be a realistic goal for me :P One of them has to be Bioshock. I just need to stop being a big wuss.
I'm actually terrified to do it, but I'll be in on it. D=
I might see about going about joining it this year..
Potaku podcast feed is (I hope) working.
The site layout is just a default template and will be fixed eventually.
Does iTunes pick this up yet? B/c my iPad is my podcasting device and if I can't see it through iTunes on my iPad I can't listen :(
(Granted I could download it and transfer it over but that requires effort)
Not yet, but it's next on my list
Are any of the other Sydney TAYbies going to the Canberra meat on the morning of the 23rd by coach? I don't exactly trust my old Toyota lemon SI 1998 to make it all the way. If you are. Let me know, we may as well book the same bus. (I was thinking about leaving around about 8am-ish)
Alternatively, if you have a car that actually works and a spare spot (or a reasonably sized trunk) i promise i won't criticise a single game on the entire trip over.
I was planning on some sort of public transport, but I'm not sure yet... Murrays Coaches does Wollongong - Canberra for $33, so if anything I'd be on that. (Otherwise I'd have to make a 2hr trip into Sydney, then the 4hr trip back the way I came to get to Canberra. xD)
While we're on the subject, what's the accommodation situation in Canberra?
YOU SHOULD GO WITH GREYHOUND, THEY'RE GREAT.
But I'd be almost doubling my total trip time! Do you want that!?
Where did the greyhound drop you off in Canberra?
We sleep at Blaghman's place.
All in a big bed like in Willy Wonka? :D
Yea, I'm thinking Murrays as well. According to their site, they have 3.5 hour direct buses from syd to Canberra.
If i bring my DS, that time will go by instantly.
Stupid people going to stupid Canberra to have fun. I'll have my own meat with hookers and texas hold 'em poker! I DON'T NEED YOU.
sounds good, where do I sign up?
For those that are interested, I had a bit of a play around with LotRO last night. Initial thoughts are that it's very much a standard MMO in terms of gameplay. I honestly can't say how long it'll keep people's interests, but hey, it's free!
Where lotro really shines is its story and the sheer amount of stuff they've got in the game (player housing, playable instruments etc). It really feels like an MMO that heavily supports roleplaying. I also love how old school it feels when compared to more modern MMOs.
I got about an hour of play last night. I made a female elf warden called Tavrien. I'm only level 3 so far.
I've made my Man Captain...for party stuff.
I'm probably going to create a second character (most likely Elven hunter or loremaster(?)) and push ahead to learn a few things.
Just to confirm, you're on the Elendilmir server, right? I was talking to Cakesmith the other night about how that seems to be the unofficial Oceanic server for the game.
Yeah, looked up that and figured it was the best choice. Klutar and Cakesmith are also on there.
Hmmmm I wonder which server I am on, haven't played since my install glitched and I needed to re-install the full thing
Hobbit burgler with the pie runner title was my crowning achievement
...the kids at the school I'm at have decided I'm Jack Black.
They're in year 3.
I'm not sure how I feel right now.
Are you going to kidnap them and take them to perform at a rock concert?
And put it on youtube!
You do look like Nacho Libre
Wooonderboooy... What is the secret of your power?
Also, LOTRO has finished downloading :D
Give it a whirl and let me know what you think. Just FYI, the main menu does NOT scale well with higher graphics. No issue once you log in, but prepare for ugly menus...
Also, if you hit ctrl and \ at the same time you can reposition some of the menus on your screen. Just hit ctrl and \ again once you're done to exit the menu edit.
Naniwa advances in GSL \o/
LOL love it.
Who's going to Supanova?!
When and where is it because i do love me some comics and hot chicks in cosplay
I'll take a ton of pictures you can add to the wank bank.
Well that or i could
a) go myself
b)use the internet
c)Use my IMAGINATION
d) do all those things in some sort of combination
Cmon i am try to be good, you are making this difficult (notice i used the word difficult instead of hard)
I'm sorry I'm giving you such a HARD time about this.
Its fine, that statement makes little to no sense in context anyway. :P
The problem is i dont think i am very funny without absurd penis jokes. I will just have to be the boring guy.
So How was your morning?
I've been thinking about this for a while and maybe someone could answer me.
If someone wrote a book or made a film about transforming furniture or other transforming utensils would that infringe on the Transformers copyright?
Is the transforming concept exclusive to Hasbro?
I'd put my educated guess at "no", but in terms of transforming stuff and using the word "transform" (or variations) would probably get unwanted attention.
I don't think so. The unwashed masses would probably view it as a cheap transformers knock off though.
Like Mattel and Mars Bar Quick Energy Chocobot Hour
Challenge of the Gobots
Thanks for the answers guys.
Sorry to be a pain, but does anyone have an old External hard drive they no longer use that they could sell to me? Ideally, I would prefer it to be over 100gigs but under 500.
I am willing to pay, but I'll only take it if you no longer need it.
I have a old 500gb one i dont use , you can have it.
I got your deets i will send it through to you later today.
I'll take that as yes. Thank you.
Finally I can stop my computer from resetting 5 times every time it starts up
wait are you after like a external hardrive or a internal one that will fit into your computer. I have one of each but one might have stuff on it that i will have to get rid off.
External. I need to backup my stuff
No worries, will ship it this afternoon.
(that's a Rocketman response)
Are you sure?
No scree i am not sure, not in anyway, actually i am reconsidering. :P
Of course i am sure. it just takes up desk space and it has nothing on it. I have a newer one and a 2TB hardrive in my computer. SO its all good. I will send it this afternoon
Oh god, I've confused you so much you posted twice. =P
I'm not sure about your budget but you can get a new 500GB drive from Office Works for $79
I might have a 250gb external at home, I'll see if I can find it when I get home and let you know
I'm a bit slow now that Rocketmang has offered one, but FYI a 250GB USB2.0 external is only $30-$50 in most stores these days.
Most places sell a 500gb as the smallest possible hard drive
Hey dudes and dudettes
Usually I like to watch something while eating and I've just finished getting through Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (friggen awesome!). I have my weekly shows which I download whenever they're out (Korra, Tosh.0, Adventure Time etc.) but I also like to have a 'main' show that I'll watch during the week in between releases.
I'm not really in the mood for anything too serious like a drama or anime but I'm up for some stupid sitcoms and cartoons. I've been recommended The League and Bob's Burgers so I'll acquire them but in the mean time, is there anything else worth watching?
As for my weekly shows Futurama starts on the 20th and Breaking Bad on July 15th, am I missing anything?
Thanks in advance for reading this/being cool and thanks for suggestions/imput/replies. It's weird how we get bored with so much free time :P
But I'm not really a fan of super hero stuff because I've never really read comics :P
Its actually quite good regardless, you dont need any prior knowledge to keep up.
Hmmm... I did like that Teen Titans cartoon as a kid (sort of the same I guess?)
From what I've gathered with you and Trjn's discussions is that Young Justice is still currently airing meaning I'd run out of eps in a few days :(
There is like a full season out and a half.
Wow 33 eps, I thought there would be like 10-15.
Okay guess I'll check it out :D
Okay guess I’ll check it out :D
(forgot to change my name, d'oh!)
From now on whenever I see you staring in Minecraft, I'm just going to assume you're eating.
That's creepy, Creepius.
Well it is better then him lighting you on fire
THANKS GREENMAN :P
Sorry, I didn't know how to put you out or help D=
Fight fire with fire?
Yeah, I ran out of shows so I just watch people in MC :P
(TOTALLY NOT CREEPY)
You should just shower for longer.
I'm watching you watching me.
Bob's burgers is awesome.
For other animated series, you should check out:
1. Archer. If you haven't done so it's a great animated series.
2.The life and times of Tim on HBO is pretty good as well.
For good comedy series check out:
1. Episodes. It's the new Matt Le Blanc show. It's not a sitcom like friends or Joey, it's more cerebral and funny.
2.Girls on HBO is pretty good as well. The episodes are usually 30min long. It's more drama but it has its funny moments.
3.House of lies. A comedy series about con-men with Don Cheadle is really good as well.
Also check out LAID on the ABC. Season 2 just wrapped up last week so you have two seasons to catch up on. It's one of the most enjoyable Australian shows I've watched. I'm even tempted to say it's one of the few local shows I've enjoyed.
Hopefully, you enjoy some of these, they're pretty good.
Yeah Freeze and you recommended it to me I think :P
I love Archer and something along those lines would be great. I had a look at all the shows you listed and none seem that interesting to me except for maybe The Life and Times of Tim (based on the imdb rating) but the animation style looks pretty horrid, but I shouldn't judge a book by its cover :)
The animation of the life and times of tim is terrible but I think it fits with all the problems he finds himself in.
I suggest you at least try the first episodes of the shows I've suggested, you might enjoy them.
It's a bad system but I looked them all up on imdb and they all had what I consider, fairly low ratings for a TV show (low 7's) except for Tim which had low 8's (what I consider reasonable).
I think I should be fine with The League, Bob's Burgers and Young Justice for now but thanks again tater masha! :D
WATCH THE SHOWS I SUGGESTED DAMMIT!!!!!!!!
Kidding aside, I understand. I have my own set of criteria to watch shows as well.
CLONE WARS! :P
Or how about Horrible Histories? It's funny, AND EDUCATIONAL! DOUBLE WIN!
Educational!? Damnit lambo I don't want to learn!
BUT SESAME STREET!!!! HOW DARE YOU?!?!
You could get a non-serious anime? A lot of why I still watch anime is because there's a lot of low-effort fluff shows you can watch while doing other stuff.
Nothing too serious.. Well I can't suggest anything then, damn. Since 95% of the stuff I watch is either some form of educational documentary, some joke of a reality show on discovery or a drama like Mad Men =P
Does anyone have recommendations for a good set of headphones for listening to music on the train/in the office. Unfortunately I broke my old headphones and while the sticky-tape is still holding it together I was thinking of buying a new pair during lunch.
Beats by Dr Dre
If you look at something from Senheiser and are willing to fork out about $100 you ussually end up with a decent pair.
Yeah, definitely not a pair of Beats :P
I might not know much about headphones but at least I know that much.
Do you prefer ear buds, inner ear, outside ear, or ear covering headphones?
Your response will determine your fate.
Are you going to proffesionally fit him for a pair of headphones. OH GOD NOT THE EAR LUBRICANT
Ear covering headphones!
also obligatory "OMG GLAHMAN IS AWAKE BEFORE 12"
Senhen-germanword-er are pretty good. I had a pair that cost $100 that lasted 2 years and they were the most comfortable headphones ever.
Otherwise Industrie sells headphones for $20. They're fairly decent, are comfortable and come in 4 different colours.
Okay so maybe I'm a bit obsessed
It's funny cause it's true cause you live near Fyshwick
I like having them covering the sides of my head. They keep me warm. Plus, they look really nice.
...wait, what are we talking about?
Nah keep going, I'm pretty sure we're talking about the same thing
While I think of it, I need to organise to visit Fyshwick...
Specifically, I need to get back on to upgrading my computer, and there's a bunch of stores there...
I got a pair of Audio Technica headphones (ES7, if I remember correctly) a while ago when they were on sale. Good quality and they look awesome. All mirror-like and such :D
I'm with rockets on this one... Sennheisers have amazing sound and comfy too... Might be on the pricier side but so worth it
Things for Shameless Gaming Month are actually kind of shaping up already.
Been talking to Serrels and there are a few things in the works. I'm really excited about what he's going to be doing (no spoilers). Shiggy seems responsive to me dropping in on Potaku to talk about things as well. I'll be doing weekly blog posts to summarise things and there should be something else running on Kotaku that involves everyone.
Going to try and do one piece of video content as well. Haven't quite worked that out. Might need to sit down and look at the games that I'll be playing in July to pick something out. Possibly harass Dan for a little help because his editing skills are far superior to mine.
I know there's a website for keeping track of the games you haven't finished. I can't remember it, but I should probably put all my unfinished games on there
Backloggery is the one that I'm going to be making use of.
I tried using it once but you have to input each game and that's just too much effort for me to bother with :P. I think I'll just use a notepad/word file and just type out a quick list of what I'll like to get through
That is the problem I have with that too. If someone can think of a better site to track your games, I'm more than happy to hear about it.
There's also gamebacklog.net (in beta) and Darkadia. I'm liking the look of Darkadia but I can't play about with it right now.
I use Raptr, it seems to track everything successfully. Doesn't say if you've completed it though sadly...
Yeah, I think I may give that a shot too.
Do a Let's Play of Hydrophobia and make water puns.
Or a flight simulator and talk about legend of korra
Who would be silly enough to talk about Avatar during an unrelated Let's Play?
Water you doing in this game?
This is painful to SEA
I'm not really shore.
Just going with the flow.
I hear that game gets messy. You'll need someone to tide-y up the place.
I hear there's a splash of horror in that game, too.
But for a game about water and drowning and stuff, it's apparently a pretty shallow game.
Oh man, remember when the devs attacked Jim Sterling when he sent out a brief tweet saying that he didn't like the game much? That made waves.
What did his tweet say? You need to be more Pacific
Come on Bish, be strait with me here. What happened?
Actually screw it, I'll surf the web to find out
You are such a drip bunny
Its so shellfish of you not to help out those people.
And so the packing begins...
Jelly! Have fun exploring all those volcanoes!
Remember Nova, we need you to give lifts to the Canberra Meat to approximately 2 dozen people. I hope you're ready to do that in the middle of your trip.
ME TOO! See you at the airport Nova?!
I don't know about you guys, but I've just managed to refresh these comments three times in a row without having to press any fancy extra buttons. \o/
I'm doing hard refresh by default :p
I did send in a thing yesterday mentioning that it was still happening. There's a good chance that Ben might have finally gotten to the bottom of it.
Haha yeah I still do CTRL+F5, JUST IN CASE
I've found that Mobile Kotaku refreshes fine though and it hasn't been crashing as often as it used to on full pages (lots of comments)
He sent me an email saying he'd managed to have the time to take a look at it this morning and made some changes.
So far as I know, the problem stems from if you leave the page, and in the same session, return to it by following a link on the main page, at least, that's the only times I've ever faced it. As such, it' probably there to help facilitate with future uses of the "minimise" option, but currently it's just a vestigial bit of code, that hinders far more than it helps.
Nope, I almost never do as you just described and I had the problem all the time.
I had a similar error to what people described once.
When that happened though, it reverted Kotaku back by about a half hour, so I saw posts disappear. This was before anyone had complained about it, so I just sat here, scared.
Other than that though, I have never had the problem in TAY.
I should clarify by adding that I've had the page not fully updating all the time on other parts of the site, when I did as described above.
Oh god, I'm being moderated.
I... I don't know what I did to deserve this fate. Did I wake up to late in the morning? Did I mock Serrels' inability to respond to my inane emails one too many times? Is this justice?
A cruel twist of fate, to be sure. *Begins crying*
Okay, so just my singular post above is being moderated. Now to work out which word in it is bad. Is it "hope"? "You"? Or maybe even "Canberra".
*gasps in horror*
You said the C word.
Maybe you just spelled your username wrong? :P
Ha, I haven't had to type my name in months!
Actually, that's a lie. My cache had a problem last week, so I had to re-enter my username and password.
But that was last week.
Which is surprising.
AND CHURCHES. I have been to canberra that's all i got.
Also don't be to upset that people laugh at Canberra Jordi looked up Ayr
I swear she was laughing for like 10 minutes and even then laughed more when i was like hey there is my car :P
Which was funny cause it was like the first time i had seen my car on street view.
What, I'm not upset about people laughing at Canberra. The place is a hole.
well move away, find a job in Sydney move into a place with Bish and let me film it.
THE ODD COUPLE 2.0
It will make literally $10's of dollars.
Pshh, less of a hole than many other places, so I'm cool with it.
Bish and Blaghman make a porno
Nope, nope nope
So how is everyone on this slightly wet Wednesday morning? Wait, no, it just turned into afternoon. Uh, how are we this afternoon? :p
I am sitting here listening to some of Pez's music and contemplating what to do for lunch. Trying to steer clear of delicious greasy takeaways, but the temptation...